Friday, December 14, 2012
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker, translated from German into English by Kevin Wiliarty
Julia's father suddenly disappears the day after her graduation from law school. It's not until four years later when Julia finds an unmailed love letter from her dad to a Burmese woman that Julia gets some clue about where her father might have gone. She travels to Burma to look for him, and is given insight into her father's early life that she had no idea about.
Engaging, engrossing, and mystical. The story had some twists that I didn't expect. Overall, a good book, but I'm not raving about it.
Posted by Elaine at 9:30 AM